The Mob Lynching Narrative – Fact Check

1). Army man Amanullah Khan gets killed by robbers, assorted fearmongers give it a communal twist and call it ‘lynching’

Incident Report: PTI news feed had reported that a retired army officer was ‘thrashed to death’ in Amethi.
Soon it was spread widely that the veteran was ‘lynched’ to death.

Seetharam Yechuri Tweeted: “Lynchings of minorities in BJP ruled states continues with impunity. That the victim was a retired army officer only bears testimony to the level of hatred being fuelled by this political ideology where those responsible for punishing lynchers protect them.”

FactCheck: 64-year-old Amanullah Khan, a retired Army Captain, was murdered in his house in Kamrauli area by unidentified assailants on the morning of July 28 in a suspected theft case. – Reported by ANI UP on 29th July 2019


Note: He and his wife were attacked in their house by unidentified assailants during a robbery contrary to the claims that he was lynched for being a Muslim.

2). Tabrez Ansari Case: Tabrez Ansari murdered in a theft case in Jharkhand jail on June 21.

Media reported that he was lynched to death by a mob for not chanting Jai Sri Ram.
Article in The Hindu: “Lynching, not murder: On Tabrez Ansari killing” – 12th September 2019

FactCheck: Doctor says Tabrez Ansari could have died of cardiac arrest, police maintain mob lynching not cause of death: Reports on 12th September.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad demanded action against conspiracy behind spreading fake news. (Source:


3). Teen set ablaze for ‘not chanting’ Jai Shri Ram dies: Police – Reported by India Today on 30th July, 2019 quoting PTI as Source (Link:
Muslim boy set on fire, claims attacked for not chanting Jai Shri Ram, UP Police rejects charge – Reported by same India Today on 30th July 2019 (
Report by The Times of India on 29th July 2019: News of Muslim boy set ablaze for not Chanting Jai Sri Ram is FAKE 

– FactCheck: On 29th July, Chandauli District SP Santosh Kumar in his 6 min long live video on Facebook clarified that the statement given by victim was doubtful, baseless, fabricated and malicious.



4). Karimnagar (Telangana): Case registered against Muslim boy for making false allegation that he was beaten up for not chanting Jai Sri Ram.

Incident:  – The Muslim boy has been trashed by locals for stalking a girl.

– Fake news spread by Mr. Amjed Ullah Khan, leader of Majlis Bachao Tehreek party that muslim boy was beaten by Hindus for not chanting Jai Sri Ram.


FactCheck: the Muslim boy & his father have confessed in a video to Karimnagar Police that he was beaten up for allegedly harrassing a teenage girl & there was no communal angle in it.


5). Aurangabad: Four engineering students held for forcing youth – Report by Times of India – 23rd July, 2019

(News Link:

Aurangabad: Sheikh Aamer faked ‘forced to chant Jai Shri Ram’ story to get applauded in the community – OpIndia Report


The alleged victim Aamer reportedly contrived a story that the 4 youths he had an altercation with had forced him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan and filed his complaint on this basis at the police station to seek grandstanding from members of his community.

However, barely a day after filing a complaint that some persons had forcibly asked him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, the alleged victim Aamer went back on his statement. Aamer conceded that he fabricated the story of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan being enforced upon him to raise his stature among his community members and teach those who dare to challenge people from his community a lesson.

(Source: LokMat Samachar, Page-1, July 23rd, 2019)

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